Owing to pressures on space at our premises in Milland Road, we regret that we can no longer accept donations of children’s clothing, bedding or other household items. We will continue to offer a small range of men’s and women’s clothing and would discourage large quantities of unsorted items in black bin liners. We thank you for your understanding.
Please note the following arrangements for our distribution points over the Christmas period:
Tuesday 23 December 10:00 – 15:00
Friday 26 December – closed
Tuesday 30 December 10:00 – 12:30
Friday 2 January 10:00 – 15:00
St Barnabas Church, Weeke
Thursday 25 December – closed
Thursday 1 January – closed
We are delighted to report that we have had an excellent response to our Harvest Appeal yet again. This year we have been supported by over 50 churches, schools and other organisations and our store cupboards are looking extremely healthy. We are so grateful for this vital support which means we are well-placed to meet demand for another year.
Many thanks to all those who volunteered some of their time over the weekend of 18 and 19 October to hand out shopping lists to the customers at Waitrose in Weeke, to those who donated and also to the partners at the store who were very supportive. The response was great and we estimate that we collected enough food to provide a five days of food to around 85 people. The weather was very kind to us too!
Do You Shop Online?
Did you know that you can help Basics Bank whilst you are doing your Christmas shopping? All you need to do is visit our Easyfundraising page, register and then click through to one of the 2700+ retailers. Any purchases that you make in this way will attract a donation from the retailer at no cost to you! You can find a link to our page on the Donate page of the website.
The neighbourhood food collection takes place on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November. As a Community Food Member we are taking part at the Tesco Extra store in Winchester (Winnall). If you can spare a couple of hours to help us, please register via the web page below: http://www.fareshare.org.uk/food-collection-2014/
We are always pleased to receive seasonal donations in the run up to Christmas. It is a delight to witness the surprise and gratitude on our clients’ faces when we are able to include a special box of chocolates or biscuits with the food parcels in December.